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Predictors of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Patients with Cirrhotic Ascites

Khaled Metwally, Tamer Fouad, Medhat Assem, Eman Abdelsameea, Mohamed Yousery
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology , Volume 6, pp 372-376; doi:10.14218/jcth.2018.00001

Abstract: Background and Aims: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a serious complication of liver cirrhosis and a prognostic model to predict it is needed. This study was designed to test the ability of different laboratory tests and the new scoring system by Wehmeyer and colleagues (consisting of age, C-reactive protein (CRP) and platelet count) to predict it.
Keywords: Cirrhosis / predictors / CRP / scoring / SBP

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